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You can start by reading this post -

 

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13375

 

 

I don't think you have a T5 tranny, if it's behind a 4.0, it should be a BA-10. AX-15 mid '89+ or a AX-5 behind a 2.5 engine.

 

Up until jpnjim posted this, a transfer case would not bolt up to a 2wd tranny, his post proved it wrong to all of us -

 

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That will give you a start on the conversion.

 

The best thing you can do, is find a like era XJ and pull all the 4wd parts off you'll need, that way you have the donor on hand for all the little odds and ends that you'll need.

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There should be a tag on the rear section of the T-case, held in by a screw.

 

I'm sure yours looks nothing like this one, but

np231_tag_view.jpg

 

As far as attaching a T-case to a 2wd transmission, I believe that was only done on a BA 10/5. You can convert a 2wd trans to a 4wd trans, but you'd need the rear housing, and output shaft... by the time you're done, you might as well have just gotten a 4wd trans, since you need vital parts from one anyway.

 

The AX-5 is not a rare transmission, you shouldn't have trouble locating one at a yard.

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